Paschal was born in Vermont (probably Richford) in 1810, the son of Roger Wright and Selinda Wilson, originally of Lebanon, Connecticut. His family had moved to northern Vermont from Hartford, Vt. sometime between 1800 and 1820.
Paschal married his first wife Anna (or Hannah) Bickford in Vermont in about 1835.
Paschal and Anna had 8 or more children, including the following:
Emily b. 1843; m. Alvin Stewart Chase, Sr., 8 Mar. 1863; d. 27 Oct. 1926